Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0016, Japan
Exploring Hasedera TempleWe traveled to Hase to see the Great Buddha, but I enjoyed Hasedera temple even more than the Great Buddha. It is a much bigger area with several different temple buildings. There are two large goldleaf buddhas that are impressive. The cave is an interesting walk through with carved buddhas in the walls. There is a walking path, which apparently in the spring, is lined in flowers (but not in September, when I visited). There is a nice view of the water. It was rather crowded, but still serene and enjoyable.